Ovarian Cancer Treatment Treatment in India

Ovarian Cancer Treatment Treatment Cost in India

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Top Doctors for Ovarian Cancer Treatment

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Dr. N Aditya Murali



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Dr. Vikram Maiya M


Consultant - Radiation Oncology

13 years of experience

Dr. G Girish


Consultant - Surgical Oncology

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Dr. Govardhan Reddy


Sr. Consultant - Urology

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Dr Anoop P


Sr. Consultant - Haematooncology

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Dr B K M Reddy


Sr. Consutant - Radiation Oncology

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Dr. Padmanaban



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Dr. Suresh Kumar



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Dr. Vijaya Swaminathan


Senior Radiation Oncologist.

24 years of experience

Dr. Janarthinakani


Radiation Oncologist.

14 years of experience

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Top Hospitals for Ovarian Cancer Treatment

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Columbia Asia, Pune
Apollo Indraprastha Hospital, Delhi - NCR
Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta, Bangalore
Max Hospital, Saket, Delhi - NCR
Apollo Hospital, Chennai, Chennai
Continental Hospital, Hyderabad
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai
Medanta Hospital, Delhi - NCR
BLK Hospital, Delhi - NCR
Paras Hospital, Delhi - NCR
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Frequently Asked Questions About Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Ovarian cancers grow from the outer lining of the epithelium of the ovary. During the initial stages, there may be a few or hardly any symptoms. The symptoms are similar to irritable bowel syndrome or premenstrual syndrome or temporary bladder problems. But with time the symptoms do grow worse and become quite evident.

Some of the early symptoms of ovarian cancer include the following:

  • There is a pain in the pelvis region or the lower abdomen or lower part in the body
  • Heartburn and indigestion problems
  • Backache
  • Urgent urination and more frequency
  • Rapidly feeling full after eating
  • Experiencing pain during sexual intercourse
  • Changes in habits of bowel
  • Loss in weight
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue and breathlessness and loss of appetite

It is advised that patients must visit a doctor if they find their pressure and bloating persistent for long or abdominal pain is lasting for more than some weeks.

Causes: unregulated cell division in the ovary is the main cause of ovarian cancer. But why does it choose to happen among some and why not in others is still not known. Some of the risk factors are enlisted below that can increase the chance of developing the disease.

Family History: Women having close blood relatives with breast and ovarian cancer have a very high chance of developing ovarian cancer compared to other women. In fact, genetic screening can specifically indicate whether someone is actually carrying the gene that is associated with an increased risk for ovarian cancer.

Age: Usually ovarian cancer can occur right after menopause and found among women who are more than 63 years old. It is quite rare before the age of 40.

Reproductive history: Women who have undergone one or more full-term pregnancies before the age of 26 have a lower risk. In fact, the better the pregnancy the better are the chances of acquiring ovarian cancer. Breastfeeding also brings down the risk of the same.

Birth control steps: The use of contraceptive pills for 3 to 6 months can reduce the risk of ovarian cancer, in fact, if it is used for a longer period of time the risk is much less. A special type of drug that can be injected called medroxyprogesterone acetate reduces the risk of ovarian cancer even further.

Fertility treatment: Higher risk of ovarian cancer is linked with fertility drugs. Especially if a woman has used them for more than a year and did not manage to grow pregnant. Even infertile women also have a higher risk of acquiring ovarian cancer since they have never undergone a full-term pregnancy.

Breast cancer: Women who have been found suffering from breast cancer have a higher chance of being diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

Hormone therapy: Some hormone-related treatment significantly increases the chance of ovarian cancer emerging. The more the medication has been extended, the greater the risk of ovarian cancer and with the discontinuation of the procedure, it becomes normal again. Drug use in androgen therapy, called danazol, can increase the risk.


Obesity and overweight: This factor can not only increase the risk of ovarian cancer but can even increase the chance of developing many other cancers found among women who have a body mass index of more than 30.

A pelvic examination is carried out to check for any abnormalities found in the uterus or the ovaries. Family history along with medical history will be checked. Some of the following tests are employed for the diagnosis of ovarian cancer.

Blood tests: Elevated levels of a marker called CA-125 are checked in blood tests.

Imaging tests: MRI or CT scan is used, plus a transvaginal ultrasound was also used.

Laparoscopy: Here a thin viewing tube with a camera at the end is made to go in the lower abdomen through a very small incision to check the ovaries and if required some small tissue sample is taken.

Colonoscopy: When bleeding from rectum or constipation is experienced than through a colonoscopy the large intestine or colon is examined.

Abdominal fluid aspiration: If the abdomen is found swollen, there are high chances of fluid buildup and this can be examined with the help of a needle to remove some small amount of fluid from the abdomen.

Biopsy: Biopsy is the way in which some small amount of cell is scraped off from the tumor or the tumor is removed to observe any cancerous growth.

Treatment options in ovarian cancer will comprise of chemotherapy, surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy or targeted therapy. To counteract the ovarian cancer treatment is used. Depending on the stage and grade and also the condition of the patient the treatment plan is charted.

Surgery: Depending on the stage of cancer, surgery is used for the removal of tumors. It is also one of the first options of treatment that is considered.

Salpingo-oophorectomy: In this surgery, the ovaries and fallopian tubes are removed.

Hysterectomy:  In this case, the uterus is removed and the surrounding tissue that is affected along with it. If only the uterus gets removed, then it is called a partial hysterectomy. After this, for premenopausal women, menopause will immediately start.

Lymph node dissection: Lymph nodes are removed from the pelvis near the aorta.

Cytoreductive or debulking surgery: If the spread of the cancer is beyond the pelvic region then the surgeon will remove as much cancer tissue as permissible. This can include tissues from both the organs and gallbladder. In this way, symptoms are relieved and chemotherapy done thereafter is more effective.

Chemotherapy: It is the use of certain drugs for the destruction of cancerous cells by preventing them from dividing further. They aim to target those cancer cells that surgery could not remove or cannot destroy. The treatment will consist of 3 to 6 chemotherapy sessions or cycles. The cycles will be separated over a period of 3 to 4 weeks allowing the body time to recover from the effect. If the cancer is found to recur then chemotherapy is again given with the purpose of shrinking.

Targeted chemotherapy: specific pathways or functions in cancer cells are targeted with these new kinds of medications. Some of the medications that are used include Avastin and Lynparza.

Side effects: Rapid dividing cells are targeted by chemotherapy but then healthy and rapidly dividing cells or red and white blood cells and hair follicles also get targeted.  Some of the other side effects include

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Hair loss
  • Appetite loss
  • Sores in mouth
  • Anemia
  • Easy contraction of infection due to lowered white blood cell count

After the treatment is withdrawn the damaged healthy cells gradually repair themselves and the side effects start disappearing.

After chemotherapy, however, follow up tests and imaging scans and blood tests are done which is used to carry out and determine the treatment’s effectiveness. If cancer is still found then doctors will shift their focus to treat it with some other treatments.

Hormone therapy: In treatment plan hormone therapy can be included for the prevention of estrogen from reaching the cancer cells. When the supply of this hormone is cut then the growth of cancer cells is also slowed down.  In this kind of therapy aromatase inhibitor, Tamoxifen, Leuprolide can be used.

Radiation therapy: Radiation therapy is not so common for the treatment of ovarian cancer, but it may be still employed if small traces of cancer are found in the reproductive system or for the treatment of advanced cancer.

Chemotherapy session cost for ovarian cancer can vary from $400 to $2100, Surgery cost can vary from $3500 to $5000 and radiation therapy may cost $2800. All the rates if compared with costs incurred for treatment in the USA is very less and world-class treatment facilities are now available in India which is inviting more and more medical tourists to come and seek medical help in India.

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